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What’s In Their Wardrobe? // Travis Scott

When it comes to pushing the envelope and doing it well, one of the names that come to mind is Travis Scott. Whether it’s finding a way to emphasize toned down basics or make evident patterns and color palettes look nonchalant, Travis is practically leading the competition when it comes to style points.

Without really having to follow trends in fashion, Travis has literally built his own style, which has since proclaimed him one of the new kings of cool. Known for combining pieces from Louis Vuitton and Supreme (not just the collaboration), Travis Scott is effortlessly becoming one of fashion’s best-dressed stars, earning himself credibility as a streetwear savant. Aside from being a renowned musician with tracks that can be put on an endless shuffle, he’s also earned the title as a part-time designer himself, which would make sense, as he knows how to wear everything you could ever possibly want.

The Nineties are Back

The ’90s are back and so is denim on denim, which Travis Scott has indeed mastered. Travis is especially known for his double denim combinations and layering it in a way that rides nowhere near Canadian tuxedo territory. Whether it’s denim shirts, jackets, or distressed jeans, he knows how to accent these pieces with graphic tees and a hard-hitting footwear arsenal. While ensuring these shades are subtle and easy going, Travis coordinates these essentials with sneaker staples like Jordan 1s and Vans Old Skools.

Aside from the denim on denim combinations he is so well known for, Travis Scott also factors in other trends from the ’90s into his wardrobe, like roomier flannels layered with neutral tees underneath. Another way that Travis incorporates his genius layering tactics into his kit is throwing them over pastel-hued hoodies with boxy tees showing underneath. He’ll even take it one step further by breaking out letterman style varsity jackets or even cargo pants – both of which have been tailored with a modern edge.

Travis switches up the shades of denim to avoid Canadian tuxedo territory.
Travis switches up the shades of denim to avoid Canadian tuxedo territory.
Old Skool is the new school of style.
Old Skool is the new school of style.
Cactus Jack.
Cactus Jack.
Up your grunge game with oversized flannels, skinny pants, and a pair of Jordan 3s.
Up your grunge game with oversized flannels, skinny pants, and a pair of Jordan 3s.
As long as you're sporting Raptors colors, it's OK to break out your Canadian tuxedo.
As long as you’re sporting Raptors colors, it’s OK to break out your Canadian tuxedo.
Mix up the shades with neutral layering tactics like Travis does with his pink hoodie.
Mix up the shades with neutral layering tactics like Travis does with his pink hoodie.
When your grails turn into to everyday beaters, you've mastered the grunge glamour that reigned supreme throughout the 90s.
When your grails turn into to everyday beaters, you’ve mastered the grunge glamour that reigned supreme throughout the ’90s.

Patterns, Color Palettes, or Just All-Black

Travis Scott is a clear proponent of loud colors, outrageous camo combos, and sophisticated all-black layering methods. Camo being the most obvious, Travis has used this pattern for his “Year of the Rodeo” tour merchandise, sported iconic BAPE camo essentials, and worn mismatched camo cargo pants time and time again. And to make these looks pop even more, he’ll mix in his fair share of vivid Jordan 1s, Jordan 4s, or customized Vans Sk8-His (Sharpie style).

In terms of exotic hues with vibrant ambiances, Travis Scott is no stranger to wearing bright pink Supreme sweatshirts, red pants, and overly embellished jeans – all worn in a tasteful matter of course. When wearing more obvious tones, Travis keeps it fairly minimal on the footwear side by incorporating Vans Classic Slip-Ons, Air Force 1s, and even high-end minimalist staples like Saint Laurent sneakers.

Though not a regular occurrence for Travis, some of his best-executed attire is when he keeps in neutral with a series of all-black silhouettes. This allows his footwear rotation to take most of the credit, usually highlighting his array of coveted Jordans – mostly 1s, 3s, and 4s. And as simple as the color combination, Travis recognizes that the pieces themselves can be just as easy, usually pairing them with distressed black denim oversized tees.

BAPE camo in purple is an easy way to make sure you don't blend in with the rest of them.
BAPE camo in purple is an easy way to make sure you don’t blend in with the rest of them.
Wearing neutrals is an easy way to start rising into legendary style status.
Wearing neutrals is an easy way to start rising into legendary style status.
Breaking out the 1s is an easy hack to make sure everything in your wardrobe goes unnoticed.
Breaking out the 1s is an easy hack to make sure everything in your wardrobe goes unnoticed.
Travis has lettered in having immaculate style multiple times.
Travis has lettered in having immaculate style multiple times.
A hack for mastering basics is ensuring that they're made with supreme quality.
A hack for mastering basics is ensuring that they’re made with supreme quality.
Graphic tees are in and so are track pants and Old Skools. Everything that doesn't go together suddenly does.
Graphic tees are in and so are track pants and Old Skools. Everything that doesn’t go together suddenly does.
Mismatched everything. Forget what they told you about the rules of style. Break all of them.
Mismatched everything. Forget what they told you about the rules of style. Break all of them.
Supreme tee or those Cactus Jack AF1s?
Supreme tee or those Cactus Jack AF1s?
Nervous about mixing up your color palette? Take Travis' advice, it's pretty hard to res up all black combos especially when you have those Tinker 3s to assist.
Nervous about mixing up your color palette? Take Travis’ advice, it’s pretty hard to mess up all black combos especially when you have those Tinker 3s to assist.
Which stands out more? The camo down jacket or those Shady 4s?
Which stands out more: the camo down jacket or those Shady 4s?
Camo is the new black. It goes with everything, even your Chicago 1s.
Camo is the new black. It goes with everything, even your Chicago 1s.
It's spring, which means it's time to round up every shade of pink in your closet and re-work it all season long.
It’s spring, which means it’s time to round up every shade of pink in your closet and re-work it all season long.

There’s Outerwear and There’s Oversized Outerwear

Since it’s such an essential part of his wardrobe, oversized outerwear deserves its own category. One of the more prevalent trends in menswear right now, Travis Scott opts for jackets that are worn a size or two up and have a slimmer fit, so it doesn’t look like he is swimming in fabric. Travis is also a major advocate of Stone Island apparel and incorporates the brand’s exotic color palettes with a range of outerwear and jackets.

There’s certainly a compromise when it comes to buying oversize, as just sizing up for the sake of it will not make you look more stylish. It will just make you look like you buy large clothes.

The key is to nail the fit, generally taking something that fits slimmer in the first place and sizing up so that it still hangs the same way, but exaggerates the sleeve and hem dimensions. And just because you oversize your jacket, doesn’t mean you need to wear oversized pants, nor would that be practical. Travis usually wears slimmer cargo pants or distressed skinny jeans with simple silhouettes like Old Skools or AF1s.

Outerwear is everywhere
Outerwear is everywhere
Not too big, just so that the overall fit hangs a little longer than it would otherwise.
Not too big, just so that the overall fit hangs a little longer than it would otherwise.
If you oversize your flannels, they can practically be worn as a replacement for a jacket.
If you oversize your flannels, they can practically be worn as a replacement for a jacket.
There's no hiding the grunge/rockstar inspiration here.
There’s no hiding the grunge/rockstar inspiration here.
Prints and patterns aren't required to match anymore.
Prints and patterns aren’t required to match anymore.
Offsetting the all-white look with a tan jacket is sheer genius.
Offsetting the all-white look with a tan jacket is sheer genius.
Forget graphic tees, now it's all about graphic jackets.
Forget graphic tees, now it’s all about graphic jackets.

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What’s In Their Wardrobe? // J Balvin

Perhaps the most well-known musician on the planet right now, J Balvin‘s making moves beyond the pop charts, appearing on practically every style feed out there. His streetwear selection is eclectic and he makes the house label silhouettes pop even more with a newfound edge. Accredited for saying influencers like Pharrell inspire his own style, Balvin is constantly bringing a revamped perspective to the scene, while making it look like he’s always one step ahead of the trends. A proponent of mastering the details, he realizes it’s the sneakers, clothes, accessories, and confidence all tied together that separates the notions of something standard vs. raising the standards.

One of the crucial components of J Balvin’s style over the years is the element of taking risks where the reward is a higher payout. Whether that’s wearing an assortment of patterns, colors that don’t necessarily go together, or blurring the lines between casual and upscale, he recognizes that in today’s fashion scene – anything’s fair game.

Patterns Perfected

An advocate for sporting some of the wildest patterns on the scene right now, J Balvin is wearing everything from two-toned jeans, obvious camouflage prints, and plenty of plaid shirts that enhance his Reggaeton inspiration with a rockstar twist. Similar to previous features like Travis Scott, there’s an element of personalization that has become so relevant in today’s streetwear scene. For J Balvin, that might be wearing Air Jordan 1 “Quai 54s” with black skinny jeans from AMIRI that have been patched with leather, checkerboard, and bandana prints – sometimes all at the same time. Additionally, J had also been known to wear checkered leather jackets, rasta striped shirts with green track pants, or pairing paisley jackets with three hues of plaid on one shirt.

Supreme color blocking.
Supreme color blocking.
When your everyday look requires all the colors in the rainbow.
When your everyday look requires all the colors in the rainbow.
Anything goes, including Velcro Air Force 1s.
Anything goes, including Velcro Air Force 1s.
Walk on the wild site by making all black stand out.
Walk on the wild side by making all black stand out.
J Balvin experiments with merging plaid and camo tones with his jacket and tee combo.
J Balvin experiments with merging plaid and camo tones with his jacket and tee combo.
Ghosting all the norms of fashion etiquette.
Ghosting all the norms of fashion etiquette.
Coveted essentials that won't allow you to stay hidden.
Coveted essentials that won’t allow you to stay hidden.

Finding the Fit

Claimed to have stated that he enjoys fashion as much as music, J Balvin has been seen at an assortment of fashion shows throughout the past few seasons and it would appear as if he had learned a few things to incorporate into his own style – like the way his wardrobe fits. Attending shows like Chanel and John Elliott, who both focus on the fit of their silhouettes, J has adopted a chameleon-like persona in his fashion sense that allows him to execute a number of trending looks that significantly differ from each other with ease. Some days that might entail and oversized VETEMENTS sweatshirt that’s just the right size of oversize, while on others, he’s demonstrating the proper way to nail the double-denim look without crossing into Canadian tuxedo territory.

An all-black palette is geared for anything the day throws at you.
An all-black palette is geared for anything the day throws at you.
Back from the 90s.
Back from the 90s.
Slightly exaggerated brings out a tailored touch.
Slightly exaggerated brings out a tailored touch.
Two-toned with the Prada Cloudbursts.
Two-toned with the Prada Cloudbursts.
Monochromatic magnificence.
Monochromatic magnificence.
Stuff You Can't Find on eBay
Stuff You Can’t Find on eBay
Fashion's easy when to stick to the basics.
Fashion’s easy when to stick to the basics.
Switching up the standards for black and white pairings.
Switching up the standards for black and white pairings.
A fashion sense that's able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
A fashion sense that’s able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
The oversized trend has gone to new lengths.
The oversized trend has gone to new lengths.
Carrying the same tones from start to finish.
Carrying the same tones from start to finish.

Summer Safari

Wild in his fashion sense, J Balvin is constantly switching up his summer style by wearing exotic silk Hawaiian shirts, souvenir embossed bombers, and even leopard print jackets that don’t go unnoticed when venturing the concrete jungle. Along with the color of his hair that varies from green, yellow, and even tie-dye, J’s wardrobe is adopting anything from tastefully vibrant to timeless and bold. He’s also into wearing the upscale t-shirt and basketball shorts look that consist of OFF-WHITE basics with Balenciaga Speed Trainers to Fear of God’s floral shorts and Vans. Either way, it says that he knows how to wear casual without being lazy.

Wild in the concrete jungle.
Wild in the concrete jungle.
Spelling out summer style essentials.
Spelling out summer style essentials.
Leopard print gives your neutrals a boost.
Leopard print gives your neutrals a boost.
J Balivin isn't Skepta-cal about tie-dye.
J Balivin isn’t Skepta-cal about tie-dye.
Vacation vibes.
Vacation vibes.
The right way to wear shorts and a t-shirt, even if it is foggy.
The right way to wear shorts and a t-shirt, even if it is foggy.
The summer weather is a perfect opportunity to add a pop of pink.
The summer weather is a perfect opportunity to add a pop of pink.

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Hi GQ! I’m a 6’4″ guy in his early twenties. I have a long back and it makes finding well fitting, fashionable clothes hard to find. Do you know of any places a taller guy could find a decent wardrobe?

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18 Fall Wardrobe Essentials to Buy Now

18 Fall Wardrobe Essentials to Buy Now

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